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CHAIR’s BULLETIN – AugustWe are now veterans of the Zoom live remote lecture scene following two more lectures: in July, from Anne Anderson on Ikea and Scandinavian Design and, the first of two August lectures, from Nicola Moorby on the Italian Sketchbooks of JMW Turner. Nicola’s lecture in particular was an outstanding example of the kind of stimulating, impeccably presented lecture which we have come to expect from our accredited lecturers, remote or otherwise. Word is obviously getting around because, even in these circumscribed times, we are welcoming new members and our numbers are being maintained when we might have expected some reduction. I would like to thank our members for their loyal support and hope our programme of remote lectures will continue to reward your confidence - thanks again to the Programme team for sourcing replacement lecturers where needed and for putting together next year’s series of lectures (which will include some alternatives where lecturers do not do remote lectures).The next lecture, last of our ‘catch up’ series, will be on Friday 21 August at 11am by Max Jones, “The Glorious Dead: Grief and Politics in Memorials to the Great War”. Max Jones is one of the Society’s most acclaimed lecturers, so we are particularly pleased that he could complete our 2019/20 programme.It is also a pleasure to record that Events Secretary Charles Cornford has been able to negotiate with our November Study Day lecturer, Helen Rufus-Ward, that she presents what would have been a three lecture Study Day, on three consecutive Tuesdays in November, 10th, 17th and 24th. Lunch, which would have been included, will be up to you...THREE lunches! The good news is that we would normally charge for a Study Day with lunch, but the Committee has decided to offer all three lectures at no charge, which I am sure you will appreciate. Details later.We have also had discussions with another society who have not yet ‘Zoomed’ about joining us (and sharing costs! ), so will keep you informed if anything comes of it.You will have had all the documents for the remote EGM and AGM, including deadlines for responses, for which we have had virtual proposers and seconders for the relevant items. You will only need to respond by email if you disagree with any of the proposals, otherwise your approval will be taken as given. Results will be circulated shortly after.In the meantime, we hope you are staying safe and well and continue to enjoy our remote lectures. Don’t forget, also, that the Arts Society are offering online lunchtime lectures on a Friday at 1pm - visit their website to see what’s on offer.Nigel Harper, Aug.